...since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualitiesÑhis eternal power and divine natureÑhave been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Thoughts for Today:One evening, Napoleon was walking around with a group of his admirals who were discussing the existence of God. Napoleon stopped, waved his hand commanding silence, and pointed to the heavens, "Sirs, if you are going to get rid of God you must get rid of those." Napoleon was right.
Psalms 19:1, "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalms 8:3, "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place..." Paul and the Psalmist are saying the same thing, "...since the creation of the world God's invisible qualitiesÑhis eternal power and divine natureÑhave been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made." In other words, if you want to see God -- then open your eyes and look around!
Robert Jastrow, an acknowledged agnostic, astrophysicist, and former director of NASA's Goodard Institute for Space Studies, etc. once said in an interview regarding his views related to the big bang theory, "There's a lingering uneasiness in my mind, however, as to whether we have unearthed the true meaning of all this. We step back and look at the whole thing, you feel impelled to ask, 'What is the purpose of it all?' Here's this extraordinary phenomenon of life and intelligence unfolding out of these beginnings, and it's a very progressive picture and moves from point to point in those upward, if you will, and onward, and you wonder if that really doesn't call for the existence of some entity that's watching over the situation, and nurturing it. And as I said earlier, I'm standing in the middle."
As a scientist he observed the hand of God revealed through the study of creation and the cosmos, yet he continued to "stand in the middle" -- between the evolutionists and the creationists.
Questions to Ponder:Paul writes, "what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them". So what's the problem? The ego of our own intellect. Have you been confused by the latest revelations of science? Do you try to explain the Bible within the confines of science? God is bigger than any theory a scientist can conceive. Dr. Robert Jastrow died on February 8, 2008 -- he no longer remains undecided on this issue. What about you? Have you decided? Are you standing in the middle?